Located about 40 miles from Philadelphia, Pottstown, PA is a Montgomery County borough. This happily mainstream suburban city stands on its own and boasts many employment and entertainment opportunities. According to City-Data, Pottstown was home to more than 22,000 people in 2010. The median resident age in the borough is 36.1, which is less than the statewide median age of 43.3.
Residents enjoy proximity to Philadelphia, friendly neighborhoods and a quiet, convenient way of life. Although the city is undoubtedly historic, many of its shopping amenities are aimed at modern convenience and variety. Those searching for Pottstown apartments for rent will appreciate the city's unique mix of old-fashioned character and modern-day amenities.
In 1701, William Penn deeded the land that would eventually become Pottstown to his son John. The first local iron forge was built in 1714, introducing the town to what would become a strong and industrial local economy. The Potts family, for whom the town is named, worked as iron masters in the area and helped the borough grow into what its modern persona.
Today Pottstown boasts a more diverse economy. Montgomery County Community College and Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute are both located within Pottstown, and help the area retain a hardworking academic vibe. Because it is located relatively far from Philadelphia, Pottstown enjoys its status as a freestanding city and regional employment hub. The borough's population grows by about 7 percent on workdays due to commuting, and the mean travel time to work for local residents is less than 25 minutes.
Pottsgrove Manor, a breathtaking colonial estate that was once home to the Potts family, stands proudly within the city for all to see and is a must-see for anyone searching for apartments in Pottstown. Daily tours of the beautiful historic structure are available for visitors and locals alike.
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